Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Coast Guard: Barge leaked 7,000 gallons of oil - StamfordAdvocate

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Coast Guard said Tuesday that about 7,000 gallons of crude oil were unaccounted for aboard a leaking barge that had rammed a railroad bridge near Vicksburg on the Mississippi River, which remained closed for a third day as crews slowly pumped out oil.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally said it's not clear that all of the 7,000 gallons leaked into the river since the collision early Sunday. Some of it, he said, could have seeped into void spaces inside the barge.

Coast Guard: Barge leaked 7,000 gallons of oil - StamfordAdvocate